Event Details

  • When: Friday, 29 May 2020
  • Dates:  Friday 29th to Sunday 31st May 2020

    Times: From 7:30pm on Friday until 12:30pm on Sunday

    Tuition Fees: £195 course fee, including art materials*

    *For prices for on-campus accomodation options and delicious biodynamic meals click the booking link below.

    Where: Emerson College Campus, Forest Row, East Sussex, UK

    Booking: Click here to book

WEEKEND WORKSHOP: Stories through my paintbox

WEEKEND WORKSHOP: Stories through my paintbox

Follow your inner rainbow and experience the golden source of your deepest knowing through the journey into colour with Mary-Anne Paterson and Giovanna Conforto.

The unique colours of your palette will reveal the richness of your story.


This is an intermediate level storytelling course, to participate we request you have attended a begin it now or equivalent course.

Please bring with you a story you love and you would like to work with, not longer than 5 minutes.


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Giovanna Conforto - Storyteller, Teacher and Event Producer

Born in England of Italian parents she has always been passionate about theatre and performing arts. In 1997 she graduated from the National Academy of Dramatic Arts “Silvio D’Amico” in Rome where she later obtained an advanced degree in Teacher’s Training. Since then, her activity is divided between performing, teaching and organizing events. As storyteller she has participated in events and festivals all over Europe, North America and Asia.

Giovanna is the Creative director of the Italian Storytelling Center.  In recent years, she has co-founded The Strolling Stories, storywalks dedicated to historical and artistic sites in Rome, Latium and Tuscany and has co-created the project Habla Cadabra, an international multilingual storytelling festival touring on a bus. She is lecturer at the Master’s Degree in Arts Management at IED University in Rome, has been collaborating with various universities all over Europe and in Asia and is teacher at the School of Storytelling, Emerson College (UK).

Giovanna is co-author of the European Science Theatre guidelines for the creative teaching of science and is member of the Storytelling & Peace Council.  The Storytelling and Peace Councilis an international gathering of 25 experienced storytellers from over 16 countries dedicated to the growth and development of peace and creativity in a wide variety of life contexts, including multicultural education, social work, business, mediation and social healing.


Mary Anne Patterson 

Mary-Anne Paterson - Healing Arts

Mary-Anne Paterson, is a Teacher, Social Arts Practitioner and International Lecturer for over twenty years. She gives talks and workshops in Universities and Arts centres in the U.K, Czech Republic (ULumo University, Prague, Jesinik) Switzerland and Israel while periodically organizing local arts festivals and exhibitions.

"Marie-Anne is an extremely knowledgeable and experienced teacher whose skilful facilitation and encouragement is very enabling." Lee: Student October 2014